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The whirlwind of a senior year continued for New Hanover High School standout Blake Walson on Wednesday evening. Walston signed his first professional baseball contract agreeing to a $2.45 million dollar deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
West Columbus graduate and ECU Pirate Trey Benton had his dream come true over the weekend. Benton signed his first professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians.
The 2019 MLB draft concluded on Wednesday evening. The Cape Fear area had nine products selected in the amateur draft between the high school and college baseball ranks.
A pair of UNCW pitchers, Zarion Sharpe and Justin Crump and an infielder, Cole Weiss, were selected by the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants on Wednesday in the Major League Baseball draft.
UNCW shortstop Greg Jones made history on Monday night by being the highest Seahawk every drafted. The Tampa Bay Rays selected the sophomore with the 22nd overall pick in the MLB Draft.
New Hanover senior Blake Walston was drafted 26th overall in the MLB Draft on Monday night by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
New Hanover High School standout Blake Walston has been named the 2019 Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year.
UNCW seniors Austin Easter and Mason Berne became the fifth and sixth Seahawks to be selected when they heard their names called on Wednesday during the Major League Baseball Draft.
UNCW saw three more players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday as Austin Warren, Alex Royalty and Clark Cota were tabbed bringing UNCW’s total of draft picks to four in the first 10 rounds.